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A STORY FOR THE AGES In my career as a financial journalist, which now spans nearly 40 years, the story I have followed with the greatest interest has been the dramatic consolidation of the U.S. banking system, which has played out one acquisition at a time over the span of several decades. It has been a story filled with blockbuster deals and big personalities, successes and excesses, pathos and hubris. Four megabanks emerged from these great tectonic shifts in banking’s geological structure. How they came into being has been fascinating to watch and write about. The most determined consolidator –…

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Jack Milligan


Jack Milligan is editor-at-large of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 40 years of experience in financial journalism organizations. Mr. Milligan directs Bank Director’s editorial coverage and leads its director training efforts. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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